Consumer demand for wireless broadband is dramatically increasing and our wireless networks are struggling to keep pace with the demand. Given the network capacity challenges, policymakers must givemeaningful consideration to AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile as a means of addressing their nearterm wireless broadband capacity needs.
AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile represents a near term means of addressing the rising consumer demand. For example, the merged company will be able to leverage a larger network of cell sites allowing greater reuse of spectrum and increasing the wireless broadband capacity of the network.
quote: because providers refuse to pay for new infrastructure. A T-Mobile buyout is cheaper than an infrastructure upgrade.
quote: If AT&T could currently afford to expand its network with new infrastructure and be profitable, it would .
quote: AT&T Wireless had 30+ billion dollars in revenue in 2010. I think they can afford to build a few more fu**ing towers.
quote: Buying the competition reduces competition and thusly reduces innovation and growth.
quote: as a customer I don't want AT&T to kill the great service I've always gotten from TMO
quote: I get it, you're scared AT&T is going to ruin your years of happy service with T-Mobile. There's no sense in being negative until you actually have a problem, y'know? If suddenly your bill skyrockets or your connectivity suffers, you can just do what everyone else does with every other carrier - switch carriers.
quote: I'm not saying that's the case here, just making a point.
quote: How many times has Microsoft, Google, or Apple acquired upstarts or competing corporations and used those purchases to innovate and grow their products
quote: you're scared AT&T is going to ruin your years of happy service with T-Mobile. There's no sense in being negative until you actually have a problem, y'know?
quote: I shouldn't have to switch carriers because AT&T doesn't want to build infrastructure.
quote: Well then shut the F up.
quote: Nothing is poisoned by that opinion. Facts are facts- market consolidation almost never benefits innovation and market growth, and ultimately the consumer.
quote: Hopefully they will see fit to withhold approval for the purchase
quote: You're either for a free economy or you're for tyranny.
quote: Essentially, it would become the equivalent of a socialist state, but with a corporation owning all the means of production, rather than the government (a corporatocracy).
quote: It's funny, all these "let's have a completely unmanaged market" mongers
quote: Free market economics 101- competition drives innovation and growth.
quote: our wireless networks are struggling to keep pace with the demand.
quote: Microsoft, Facebook Among Supporters for AT&T/T-Mobile Merger